Kevon Looney
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In a stunning development, the Golden State Warriors and head coach Steve Kerr announced ahead of Friday’s game that Kevon Looney will play against the Toronto Raptors.

Given the seriousness of the injury Looney suffered in Game 2 of the Finals, it has to be a shock that he’s going to be active in a must-win game for Golden State.

It’s also huge news for the two-time reigning NBA champs. Toronto put on a lay-up drill against a lost Warriors defense in Game 3. Looney’s presence will more than likely change that.

An impending free agent, Looney was averaging 10.7 points and 5.5 rebounds in the six games prior to suffering the injury.

It remains to be seen if he’ll get the start over DeMarcus Cousins and Andrew Bogut.

Golden State finds itself down 2-1 against Toronto heading into Game 4.